Party with a Punch

Today’s wedding Wednesday feature comes to you from the bride’s home in Athens, GA.  For this spring affair, details include a punchy palette, a custom monogram designed from the initials of the couple’s last names, and an oak tree icon representing where the couple would marry.  Starting with the wedding welcome guest bags. We embroidered the bags with the oak tree emblem, making them good enough to use when they got home.  As for the contents, every piece was custom packaged- everything from mints, to frosty cups guests could use while pre partying. This is where our M and W “flip” monogram debuted. All photos by Liz Banfield, so thank you to her.

We just loved these guest information booklets included in the welcome bags. Enclosed in a coral folder with a letterpressed sticker welcome letter, multiple cards were used for breaking down weekend information. Our bride just loved the little icons for each card used at the top.

For an updated take on a traditional ceremony program, thick luxurious paper was used in case guests needed to fan themselves during the outdoor ceremony. The edges were painted in the punchy pink, and the oak tree (that guests faced during the ceremony) was a featured focal point.

Wedding and floral designer, Tara Guerard Soiree, had us make several M W monograms that they could use throughout in their decor… Here, separated and covered in white blooms they adorn the front doors of the house that the bride would walk out of and down the aisle.

Due the the high number of guests, Tara Guerard wanted to make sure that the crowd moved progressively and didn’t have to wait in lines for things like the bars, food, and of course signing the guest book. So, for this wedding, individual jute bags with cards and pens were placed on each seat. The front of the cards featured a beautiful English sonnet nodding to the celebration of the day, and the other was blank for guests to write notes to the couple while waiting for the ceremony to begin. As they  moved onto cocktail hour afterwards, the cards were dropped into a decorative bird cage.

It’s always a good idea to have extra signage on hand to “pretty up” somewhere you may not think of ahead of time. At the last minute, golf carts were added to help valet guests from the parking area, and we wanted it to be clear that they were indeed a part of the wedding.

For the reception, which was a cocktail and stations reception, lots of printed printed details were needed to dress up details. Letter pressed coasters asked servers not to remove guests’ drinks because they were on the dance floor. Also, food signage gussied up the party food, and of course, cocktail napkins with the MW monogram are a must!

For the comfort of guests, a flip flop and pashmina station was set up in the restroom trailer (also a place where our monogram signage was a hit- the “M” worked for men and “W” for women).

For a pretty as a picture first dance shot, the stage is finished off with a partition often covered in custom fabric, or in this case, embroidered runners with the featured monogram. A nice finishing touch for photos and for guest experience.

Finally, one more piece of tradition that remained at this wedding was the bride and groom send off… Birdseed packets were finished with sweet Lovebird stickers…

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